The graphics aren't so hot, and what's the deal with the frame rate? It seems like the action stutters (slight freeze of the action) pretty frequently. I know the game is designed to look like an old movie, but I don't think this was intentional. Has anybody else noticed this problem?
Well, whatever the reason for it, it sounds pretty annoying.
Having played the game almost entirely through, I can say that making it intentional would have made absolutely no sense! Why would the developers shoot for authenticity, at the expense of fun? The game is great, in my opinion, but sometimes the stuttering gets a bit obnoxious. It doesn't make the game unplayable, not at all, but it's frequent enough that anybody playing WILL take notice.
I think that Sega is starting to get their game back. Lot's of good games coming out by them this year, like the Conduit, MadWorld, this, Let's Tap, Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection, and Poles Big Adventure, a retro style WiiWare title already available in Japan (an American version has not been anounced yet.) But all these sound really exciting! Sonic and the Black Knight, though...meh. They need to slow down with all these Sonic games. The reason they are doing so bad with Sonic games is because they are rushing, I think. Not giving themselves time to think. These game have unique styles to them. Mad World's black, white, and red concept, Overkills B-Movie grained art style, Pole's 8-Bit graphics.
Well, having played the game. I think the reviewers claiming the game slow's down erratically are incorrect.
Those fairly common clouds of green mist you can shoot are a sort of mini bullet time that only lasts a few seconds.
I think the game is great so far. About the only thing I would nitpick is that the manual doesn't explain the "pickups" (i.e. like the afore mentioned green mist).
Also, I think it goes a bit overboard on profanity. Yeah it's a tongue in cheek battle against a zombie infestation. But was there really need to have s-word or f-word in every other sentence.
- So far the shooting action has definitely been fun. The carnival level has been the highlight so far. The stuttering frame rate is noticeable, but doesn't really bother me.
- The bosses are fairly easy, which I don't mind, but I find it odd that so far the first boss has by far been the toughest.
- I find the cut-scenes and dialogue to be mildly amusing at best and somewhat annoying at worst. I found myself wanting to yawn after about the five hundredth F-bomb. Overall, it's not nearly as funny as the terrible voice acting in House of the Dead 2.
- While the game hasn't been quite as great as I once hoped, I would definitely recommend it to light gun fans.